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Presented by Tall Stories

Toe-tapping songs and lots of laughs for everyone aged 3 and up, from the company that brought you ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘The Snail and the Whale’.

The night of the Snow Dragon approaches…

Billy has everything a young goat could need – and more besides. On New Year’s Eve, Billy is looking forward to the annual visit of the legendary Snow Dragon, who will bring him even more goodies…

But when Billy bumps into some hungry wolves in the forest, New Year’s Day seems a long way off. How will Billy escape? And has he been naughty or nice?

Tall Stories is a registered charity founded by co-directors Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell in 1997. The company has performed at the National Theatre, at various West End theatres and on Broadway. Tall Stories shows tour to small and large scale venues in the UK, and have performed abroad as far away as Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan and the US.

Accessible relaxed performances: Tuesday 17 December 10.30am & Sunday 22 December 2pm (touch tours before the show, integrated BSL interpretation and Audio Description available.) Please contact for more information.

The Snow Dragon supports Key Stages 1 & 2 Citizen Modules.


Looking for lunch?
Our Cafe will be running a special festive inspired children’s menu during December 2019.  View December Children’s Menu.


Pre-book your parking for The Snow Dragon
We understand that weekday parking for our events at Gulbenkian can be difficult, so for The Snow Dragon we are offering you the opportunity to pre-book a parking space in the Giles Lane Car Park which is a few minutes’ walk from Gulbenkian. Each parking time slot will last 2.5hours. This gives you up to an hour before the start of the performance to come and use our Café, and approximately half an hour after the show to collect your car. We ask that you respect this time frame so that spaces are made available for customers attending later performances. These pre-booked spaces are limited and priced at £3.60 per 2.5hr slot. Customers without a pre-booked space can use any of the Pay and Display Car Parks on campus as usual, priced at £2 for up to 3 hours. Note that the furthest of the Pay and Display car parks (down by Oaks Nursery) is approximately a 30minute walk from Gulbenkian if you are walking with young children.

To book your space, call our Tickets and Information team on 01227 769075 quoting your sale reference number. If our phone lines are busy, please email us ( with your request and your phone number and one of the team will get back to you.


Children must have a valid ticket and be accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket at all times. Children under/over the recommended age may be admitted but will still require a child’s ticket.  Baby on lap tickets (+£1 with adult booking) are available for 0-18months (Full & Baby).  Age ranges are provided as a guide and we ask you to consider whether a show is suitable for your child. For further information please contact our Ticket & Information Team on 01227 769075 who will be happy to help.


This event is part of

Christmas Season 2019

Sun 1 - Mon 23 December 2019
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The Gulbenkian reviews

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“If you are a kid, if you have kids, if you ever were a kid, go and see The Snow Dragon.”

Three Weeks
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“The Snow Dragon is Tall Stories at its finest”

The List

“The Snow Dragon is story-telling and children’s theatre at its best… A feast for the imagination.”

What To Do With The Kids
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“Charming, festive and with a valuable lesson to be learned, The Snow Dragon is the perfect theatre show for small children wi”

The Upcoming
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“The joy is in the inventive acting, the joie de vivre of the cast and some toe-tapping tunes. Lovely, cheery fun.”

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The Snow Dragon

Wed 11 - Sun 22 December 2019

Our work with young people

Children and Young People are at the heart of what we do, as audience members, as participants and as thought leaders.

Through our landmark ART31 project we are working with young people and partners in Kent to create new opportunities through the arts for under 25's across the county.

Below are some of our current projects focused on the development of young people.

Our projects with young people